Category: Lady Lawyers

It’s not easy being a lady lawyer. Even with efforts to increase diversity, women are underrepresented in the law. There aren’t a lot of guidebooks on how to break through the glass ceiling, navigate dating and relationships, and achieve financial independence. But there are plenty of good role models of women lawyers. We hope you’ll join the ranks of amazing lady lawyers. Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sandra Day O’Connor, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayer, Amy Coney Barrett, Gloria Allred, Janet Reno, Hillary Clinton, .

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What The Partner Track Gets Wrong About Asian American Female Lawyers

What The Partner Track Gets Wrong About Asian American Female Lawyers

As a Chinese American attorney, I was eagerly awaiting the TV adaptation of Helen Wan’s novel, The Partner Track. Wan is Chinese, and an alumna of both my high school and my law school. Her novel’s story follows a Chinese American woman as she seeks...

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Being Married is More Expensive Than Being Single

We’ve been told over and over that being single is more expensive than being married. But when you look at the real cost of marriage, there are many reasons why marriage can be more expensive than being single. The Real Cost of Marriage is Higher...

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Financial Infidelity: Should Women Cheat to Avoid Being Cheated On?

Financial infidelity (keeping money secrets in a relationship) is strongly frowned upon – except when advising women. Instead, when discussing finances to an audience of women, the relationship advice is geared toward protecting oneself. This leads me to put on my Carrie Bradshaw advice column...

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Why Women Should Pay in Relationships

It’s a surprisingly controversial statement – women should pay in relationships. The notion that the man should pay is engrained in our culture. People usually bring up reasons like the pay gap and tradition. The difference these days is that we can’t assume anymore that...

how nice girls can win

How Nice Girls Can Win

Why do nice girls finish last? Being “nice” is different than being “kind”, even though the two can look the same from a distance. Being nice is performing acts in order to get something in return. Being kind is treating people with compassion without any...

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Why Dating Sucks for Female Lawyers

A money and power imbalance is why dating sucks for female lawyers. Couples often fight about money, particularly if the distribution of money is uneven. Money is a proxy for power, and power imbalances lead to disagreements. When the Woman Earns More Because of the...

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Why Female Attorneys Struggle Financially

Personal finance is different for each person, and that’s especially true for women lawyers. Factors like giant student loan debt, no work life balance, lack of financial confidence, the glass ceiling – are just a few things that make navigating finances as a woman attorney different from others.